Law Arrests of Straight Pride Parade counter protesters in Boston turns into courtroom battle

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  1. Lord Coke

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    I don't really know who's side I am on in this one. As a moral matter I definitely on the judge's side because it really is wrong to target one side of a political debate for arrest. That said morality is not a valid basis for deciding a case. The province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. and I don't know what the law is here. What do you guys think?


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/arrests-straight-pride-parade-counter-170458853.html

     
  2. 7437

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    That judge is gonna be lucky if he doesnt get removed from the bench for a stunt like that. It's not even sorta in his wheelhouse.
     
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    Let's remember in War Machine's trial the judge rejected a plea agreement that the DA recommended for Mr. Machine. And I did not hear any outcries over that. I know nothing about criminal law so I have no idea how rare this is. But it obviously does happen.
     
  5. Cubo de Sangre

    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    Maybe I misunderstood. Isn't who to charge up to prosecutors and sentencing up to judges? Isn't this a case where the judge is insisting on deciding who to prosecute?
     
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    There didn't need to be counter-protests. I doubt there was obscenity or corrosive for children type activities going on that belong behind the curtain.

    Gay pride parades should probably be counter-protested by normal gay people.
     
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    Aren’t people allowed to express themselves and protest no matter what it is peacefully? Or is there double standards
     
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    Over 50% have never attended one and while there's plenty of otherwise 'normal people' who go to Pride events, they seem to draw an overabundance of dykes, overtly effeminate twinks, drag queens, trannies and middle-aged men with pink shirts and pot bellies. Pass.
     
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    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    Screw parades. But gay/lesbian bars can be a hoot. No way not to meet someone interesting.
     
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    Judges always decide on sentencing. They throw out jury recommendations on a pretty regular basis.

    That's not the same thing as prosecuting someone though. Like the DA pointed out, that's the job of the executive branch.
     
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    No one who’s ever been laid goes to a “straight pride parade”
     
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    White Male fragility is at an all time high
     
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    No you understood fine. Other poster is just confused about how that works. So is this judge apparently.

    It's a stunt, might blow up in their faces as well. Like what is the judge going to do if the DA just does nothing? Files no motions doesn't show up to court. Like come on, what's the judge thinking is going to occur?
     
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    Wasn't Brad Pitt selected as Straight Pride's mascot?
     
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    Hahah, what are you doin' there? That's cool. Some of them can be fun but I've kind of withdrawn from the nightlife scene and I don't really like to drink. Most of the direct interaction is with other gym bros and private pool parties among our separate social group and things like that.
     
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    I hope so.
     
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  18. Cubo de Sangre

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    One of the greatest concerts ever was at a gay bar in CO. This punk band (Descendents) had recently reformed as was playing their first show in forever. Place was so fucking packed and hot. Plus the stage was low so you couldn't see shit. But it was still that amazing. Other times we just shot pool.

    Pool parties, eh? Still way more fun than a parade. :cool:
     
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    The plea agreement is between the prosecutor and the defense, the judge is not a party to it nor beholden to it. Judges are required to make that more than clear before the plea is accepted as well. It’s not rare, really, for a judge to give a harsher or lighter sentence than is agreed upon in a plea deal. It’s totally up to the judge to give any sentence allowed within the statute.
     
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